Ronald DeWolf, formerly Lafayette Ron Hubbard, Jr. (1934 – 1991), was the eldest son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Initially a Scientologist, DeWolf later changed his name and actively campaigned against his father. He lent a certain amount of credibility to the anti-Scientology movement when he told various horror stories about his father, though his stories at times did sound a bit far-fetched (e.g. he claimed that when he was a child he witnessed his father performing an abortion on his mother with a coat hanger, and that his own birth was the result of a botched abortion). DeWolf sought to have his father declared dead and/or insane, and to therefore gain access to his money.
With Bent Corydon, he co-wrote an exposé on his father, L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman? in 1987. It is available on-line for free from a number of sources.
- Ex Scientologist:L. Ron Hubbard's children
- Son of Scientology believes Hubbard dead or ill
- Atack, Jon, A Piece of Blue Sky (NY: Carol Publ. Group, 1990), ISBN 0-8184-0499-X, p. 147.
- A pdf version is here: http://anonireland.com/content/wppdfcontent/books/messiahormadmen.pdf , and a Plaintext version is here: http://www.xenu.net/archive/books/mom/Messiah_or_Madman.txt